AREI Framework document

The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) Framework was written by a drafting group composed of Youba Sokona, Yacob Mulugetta, Lawrence Agbemabiese and Niclas Hällström, WhatNext?. It was adopted by all 55 African Heads of State and launched at the Paris climate summit in 2015 as a landmark initiative to set Africa on course to universal energy access though people-centered, smart, distributed renewable energy systems.

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The AREI framework documents describes the initiative in detail, including context, goals and guidelines, activity clusters, elements of the implementation strategy and governance and management. It has been endorsed by the Commission of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) and the African Union Summit and constitutes the basis for the initiative. 

AREI was initiated as a direct outcome of the African Group of Negotiators’ (AGN) submission in may 2014 for “Establishment of a global partnership to accelerate the Energy Transformation required for a well below 2° Celsius World by supporting renewable energy feed-in tariffs and other incentives” which was in turn facilitated and partly inspired by prior work by WhatNext?, such as the ideas for a Global Renewable Energy Support Programme and a Global Renewable Energy and Energy Access Transformation programme. which both calls for a system of globally funded feed-in tariffs.

Authors: Youba Sokona, Yacob Mulugetta, Niclas Hällström, Lawrence Agbemabiese
Year of publishing: 2015
Number of pages: 48
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